New AYUSH Dispensaries for Himachal Pradesh 

Shimla: Under Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM), there is the provision of financial assistance for upgradation of existing standalone AYUSH dispensaries in the States/UTs. Central Government has released grant-in-aid for upgradation of existing standalone AYUSH dispensaries as reflected by the Himachal Pradesh Government since they’re State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) from 2015-16 to 2017-18. The details are as below:

SlNo Year No. of units approved for upgradation of existing standalone AYUSH dispensaries in Himachal Pradesh Amount approved for upgradation of existing standalone AYUSH dispensaries in Himachal Pradesh (Rs. In lakh)
1 2015-16 160 57.50
2 2016-17 649 82.40
3 2017-18 325 243.75
Total 1134 383.65

*No utilization has been reported by the State Government.

Public health being a State subject, the primary responsibility to ensure availability of the required number of doctors and infrastructure in AYUSH dispensaries of Himachal Pradesh lies with the State Government. No data in this regard is maintained by the Central Government. However, the Central Government has approved Rs.383.65 lakhs during 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 under Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) for upgradation of AYUSH dispensaries in Himachal Pradesh.